Eric Haas Ornamentation Workshop

April 23, 2022

1:00PM-2:30PM (EDT)

Virtual workshop via Zoom

Sponsored by Princeton Recorder Society, Princeton, NJ

Using his book, “The Grammar of Ornamentation” which is an introduction to ‘free ornamentation’ in late baroque solo music, Eric will guide participants in the understanding and application of single note figures such as trills, stepwise motion around a melody, and leaps such as chord tones, etc. He will provide instruction for practicing figures and how to apply them in slow movements of solo baroque sonatas.

Participants will need to be able to play alto recorder and be reasonably comfortable with baroque solo music.

Cost: $15

Eric’s soft cover book or digital edition can be purchased through Von Huene.

Haas, Eric: Grammar of Ornament (Download)

Haas, Eric: Grammar of Ornament (Print)

For further information and registration, please contact Jere Tannenbaum, president of PRS

Amherst Early Music Online Weekend Classes in November and December

See below for class schedule, and click here for complete class descriptions for November and December Classes  (Class times are Eastern Time)

NOVEMBER 6, 7 (Eastern Time)

Saturday, November 6
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ❦ Double, Double, Toil and Trouble: An Introduction to the Witchery of Double Tonguing on the Recorder with Tabea Debus, recorder
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ❦ BACH MEETS BACHIANAS— New Lute Duets from Douglas Freundlich, lute

Sunday, November 7 (*Clocks “Fall back” 1 hour!)
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ❦ Playing the Dots with Alison Crum, viol
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ❦ The B List: A Sampler of Petrucci’s Canti B (1502) with Wendy Powers, recorder

NOVEMBER 20, 21 (Eastern Standard Time)
Saturday, November 20
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ❦ Two Sides to Every Story: Baroque Trio Sonatas from Above and Below with Miyo Aoki, recorder, and Jonathan Oddie, harpsichord
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ❦ Lawes, Lawes, and Lawes with Loren Ludwig, viol

Sunday, November 21
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ❦ The Singer’s Toolbox: J. S. Bach Wants to Change Your Life! – Interpreting Bach Cantata Arias with Pamela Dellal, voice
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ❦ Secular Lieder of Heinrich Isaac with Frances Blaker, recorder

DECEMBER 4, 5 (Eastern Standard Time)
Saturday, December 4
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ❦ Bicinia 1642 – 2012 with Tom Beets, recorder
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ❦ Favorite Flute Duets! with Na’ama Lion, flute

Sunday, December 5
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ❦ The Holly and the Oak: Nature Images in Medieval and Renaissance Music with Shira Kammen, vielle
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ❦ The Viol that Sings: Playing the Fantasies of Giovanni Coperario with Mary Springfels, viol

DECEMBER 11 (Eastern Standard Time)
Saturday, December 11
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ❦ Tis the Season for Polyphony with Amy Bearden, voice
Letitia Berlin
Amherst Early Music Festival
AEM Online Team

Alison Melville’s Online Classes

DOUBLE-DARE – Baroque and Neo-Baroque Duets

Playing duets can be wonderful and there are lots of them for recorder players to enjoy, though for many of us this repertoire isn’t a major focus. Here’s an opportunity for change! In this series of classes we’ll divide our time between Baroque and Neo-Baroque duets to explore questions on musical structure and expression, technique, rhythm, listening skills, when to lead and when to follow, and other ideas to bring the music off the page and enhance your enjoyment of this repertoire.

The music: selections from Bach’s Two-Part Inventions and duets by Telemann, Michael Tippett, Harald Genzmerand Hans-Ulrich Staeps.

Music and accompaniment mp3s of both parts provided, so you’ll ‘appreciate the view’ from each side.

Designed for recorder players at an intermediate level or higher. Mostly for alto recorder, though a couple of the pieces ask for soprano on one part.

Flutists and other treble instrument players are welcome if they wish to explore the repertoire.

Pitch A-440.

Four one-hour classes on Zoom, on November 10, 17, 24 and December 1, 2021.

Classes at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. (Eastern).

Course fee: Cad $45 or US $40

Contact alison and indicate which class time(s) are possible for you.

Amherst Early Music Online classes in October


There’s something for almost everyone in the Amherst Early Music Online October schedule. I hope to see you in my Zoom window this month!


October 9, 10, 17
and on October 23 & 24 for the CityRecorder 2021 Workshop!

Register now for AEM ONLINE WEEKEND Classes!
Click this link for full class descriptions:

Click here for a printable list of all the OCTOBER class descriptions
For more information about the CityRecorder Workshop (October 23 & 24) click here!
About AEM Online Classes
Registrants will receive an email with a link to a webpage for each class. Visit the webpage for music and class materials, (available in advance!) and at class time for the Zoom link. Miss a class or want to see two at the same time? Class recordings will replace the Zoom links after the class, and be available for seven days. Classes run 90 minutes, with the first 10 minutes for introductions and last-minute tech help.
(Class times are Eastern Time)

Saturday, October 9
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ❦ Brazilian music from Colonial Brazil to Modern Day with Cléa Galhano, recorder
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ❦ Dulcian Tales with Marilyn Boenau, dulcian

Sunday, October 10
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ❦ Old Music Meets New Music with Martha Bishop, viol

Sunday, October 17
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ❦ The Singer’s Toolbox: Language as Style: Early Singing Styles and Performance Today, with Anne Azéma, soprano

Saturday and Sunday, October 23 & 24 CityRecorder! Workshop
Three class periods a day! With a free discussion with Eric Haas, and a concert with FRQ2. Classes are $25, concert is $10. Click here for more information, and click here to register!

Letitia Berlin
Amherst Early Music Festival
AEM Online Team

EBRS Workshop

Monday, Oct 11, 2021 • 10 am – 2:30 pm
Hillside Church, 1422 Navellier St. in El Cerrito,
Outdoors in the Upper Parking Lot

Coming soon – a wonderful workshop with Greta Haug-Hryciw and the added pleasure of playing together live in an outdoor setting. Proof of vaccination is required.  Please go to the EBRS website at and click on Special Events for information and to register via PayPal.  Since the slowdown of mail delivery, if you register by mail please email Merlyn Katechis at so that you can be added to the music distribution list.


Workshops with John Tyson, Miyuki Tsurutani

Dear ARS Chapters,

We are very happy to announce that Miyuki and I will be continuing our popular online-Zoom chamber music classes this Fall. We hope also to be able to see you in person sometime!

Yours sincerely,

John & Miyuki

617 460 4653

For Advanced amateur and Professional players

Brilliant and Sublime Polyphony. Works of Josquin des Prez, Vincenzo Ruffo, Costanzo Festa and polyrhythmic Dances This class will also provide practical experience in understanding the Renaissance modal system through playing French and English Psalms composed to demonstrate the character of each Mode. Most pieces will be available in both modern and Renaissance facsimile notation – your choice! ~

For Intermediate level players who are comfortable with most of the notes on their instruments. Advanced players are welcome to join the fun!

Elegant Renaissance Songs and sparkling, polyrhythmic Dances, Spanish Villancicos, Italian Frottole and a few modern surprises.

(See attached PDF for information).

Season of Chamber Music, Fall 2021.pdf